Rentons Hardware Building, Hokitika

Pictures and articles relating to the proposed demolition of this historic 108 year old building in Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand
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This photo looks south down Hamilton Street, with a view of Renton's Hardware right). This was taken circa 1920.  Hokitika, Westland New Zealand.

View down Hamilton St - view of Rentons, the Carnegie Building

Interior shot taken in the 1970's, ground floor of Renton's Hardware, Hamilton street, Hokitika.

Interior shot taken in the ground floor of Renton's Hardware, Hamilton street, Hokitika.

Kiwi, Hardware

Interior of 1st Floor, Rentons Hardware, Hamilton Street, Hokitika.

Interior of Floor, Rentons Hardware, Hamilton Street, Hokitika.

The original building used by Renton's, starting in 1874 for their blacksmith business. This was demolished in 1906, and replaced with the current building between 1907-08.

The original building used by Renton's, starting in 1874 for their blacksmith business. This was demolished in and replaced with the current building between

Hamilton Street sign, located on the old Bank Managers house, cnr of Revell and Hamilton streets. Hamilton Street has many of the few heritage buildings left in Hokitika.  The Renton's Hardware building which is the largest building in the street is currently being considered for demolition. Photo taken February 2016

Hamilton Street sign, located on the old Bank Managers house, cnr of Revell and Hamilton streets. Hamilton Street has many of the few heritage buildings left in Hokitika. The Renton's Hardware building which is the largest building in the street is currently being considered for demolition. Photo taken February 2016

Renton's Hardware, corner of Hamilton and Tancred Streets, Hokitika. This business traded from this location from 1874. This building (constructed between 1907-08) is currently being considered for demolition and conversion into a car park.

Renton's Hardware, corner of Hamilton and Tancred Streets, Hokitika. This business traded from this location from This building (constructed between is currently being considered for demolition and conversion into a car park.

The Carnegie Building (Hokitika Museum) in the foreground, with Renton's Hardware at the rear. Hamilton Street, Hokitika, February 2016

The Carnegie Building (Hokitika Museum) in the foreground, with Renton's Hardware at the rear.

The Renton's Hardware building is a Class 2 Historically listed building. Hamilton Street, Hokitika

The Renton's Hardware building is a Class 2 Historically listed building.

First Floor, Rentons Building interior, Hamilton street, Hokitika.

First Floor, Rentons Building interior, Hamilton street, Hokitika.

North facing wall of Renton's Hardware, Tancred Street, Hokitika. 2016

North facing wall of Renton's Hardware, Tancred Street, Hokitika.

North facing wall of the Renton;s building, Tancred Street, Hokitika. 2016

North facing wall of the Renton;s building, Tancred Street, Hokitika.

Southern wall of Renton's Hardware building.  This building is currently being considered for demolition, with the site to be used as a car park for a wholesale hardware business. Photo taken February 2016

Southern wall of Renton's Hardware building. This building is currently being considered for demolition, with the site to be used as a car park for a wholesale hardware business. Photo taken February 2016

View of Hamilton, Hokitika, circa 1906, with view of the original Renton's Building bottom right. This photo was taken from the fire station bell tower.

View of Hamilton, Hokitika, circa 1906, with view of the original Renton's Building bottom right. This photo was taken from the fire station bell tower.

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